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Keep Fit This Winter

Worried about keeping fit this winter? Want to keep the weight off? Stop worrying and enjoy the chance to layer up and have fun! Look at these one-HUNDRED-year-old magazine covers; these girls aren’t pumping iron or worrying about navigating their way to a spin class in the snow! Personally, I think she needs either longer socks or trousers, but each to their own! Physical culture is a term that has been twisted out of shape over the years, and there Read More

Fitness ABC – Strength Through Relaxation

Strength Through Relaxation The letter ‘i’ in the Fitness ABC stands for ‘Indian’, more specifically an Indian Fakir. A Fakir, without going into too much detail, is basically a holy person who survives via the generosity of others. The bed of nails, which is also included in the image, is synonymous with the Western idea of an Indian Fakir, someone who can perform the ‘magic’ trick of lying on so many sharp pins. They are also famous for their serenity, Read More

Beat Corona Home Workout

Beat Corona Home Workout Beat Corona Home Workout comes to you via the Korea Sports Promotion Foundation, so a big shout out to them for putting it together. Whatever your personal feelings on the Corona 19 virus are, I hope we can all agree that it would be better not to get it! Or if we DO get it, that our bodies are strong enough to fight back against it. The 9 bodyweight exercises that make up the Beat Corona Read More

Are There Any New Exercises

Are There Any New Exercises?

Are There Any New Exercises? Are there any new exercises? was a question posed by George F Jowett in his World Body Sculpture magazine in the 1950s. His answer is worth publishing verbatim, because even 60+ years later what he said makes a lot of sense. A PDF of the entire mini-magazine is available HERE. Are there any new exercises? By George F Jowett THIS is a question that is frequently asked. So many, particularly the ambitious exercise fans, after Read More

One Minute Fitness

One Minute Fitness in Zero Space

One Minute Fitness in Zero Space One minute fitness in zero space sounds like a ‘click-bait’ article title doesn’t it? And it is a little bit of course, the 100% accurate description of what I’m going to show you would be: 3 moves to make you feel better that take under a minute and need practically no space to perform. Not quite as catchy as “One Minute Fitness in Zero Space” though is it? So apologies for that, but those Read More

Fitness in Times of Crisis

Fitness in Times of Crisis

Fitness in Times of Crisis Fitness in times of crisis is super important. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking a spiritual crisis, an emotional crisis, or a global pandemic crisis; keeping physically fit is vital to getting you through it in one piece! Many people in these situations become new fitness recruits, realising for the first time how ill-prepared they are for what’s going on around them. Like any new recruit you really need to undergo a period of basic Read More